Police hunt machete man of Upminster

A gaunt machete-weilding thug who threatened a man in Upminster is being hunted by Havering Police.

The 28-year-old was in Ingrebourne Gardens when he was approached by the would-be attacker - described by detectives as a “scruffy and gaunt-looking” white man, aged between 25 and 30-years-old, and wearing a dark grey long-sleeved hoodie with dark coloured bottoms.

The incident happened at around 8.40pm on Monday July 25.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Dyer at Romford CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.